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Old Nov 8, 2005, 1:23 PM   #1
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I have developed a tremor due to a neck injury. The FZ20 stabilization system and size sure help ( I had to return a Canon A95 - too small, light, and no IS).

I used to have a gadget that would help more if I could find one. It was a swivel that screwed into the tripod hole and I could tie a cord through it, drop the end on the ground, stand on it, pull up and tension it for a poor man's monopod. I have heard that a 1/4" bolt fits, but it must have some arrangement like a swivel loop to tie the cord through.

I also had a wrist strap that screwed into the tripod hole that could be modified with a cord for the same purpose.

Does anyone know of a source for either of these? Mine both disappeared about 15 years ago.

That arrangement was handy, easy to carry around, and worked great for steadying up without support.

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Old Nov 8, 2005, 1:30 PM   #2
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You may want to check out this website:


They may have a "strap pod" that will suit your needs.
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Old Nov 8, 2005, 1:36 PM   #3
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And for the poor mans tripod a 1/4" eyebolt and a piece of cord work pretty well
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